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About Larry Smith

Larry Smith is the founder of SMITH Magazine, home of the Six-Word Memoir project and bestselling book series. Larry has spoken on storytelling at the SXSW Interactive, AARP’s 50+ conference, ESPN, Twitter, Dell, Morgan Stanley, Google, Shutterfly, as well as at foundations, nonprofits and schools across the world. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Popular Science, Men's Health, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, Wired, and Utne Reader.

Everyone needs a Jewish mother

This is a guest post from Larry Smith, founder of SMITH Magazine, the home of the Six-Word Memoir project. In 2006, I did something that was by all objective measures of questionable judgment: I quit a great magazine career to start a web magazine. I called it SMITH in honor of my grandfather Morris Smith…

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